I'd imagine that he put a ton of pressure on himself coming over in exchange for FOUR players including the team's former ace and top prospects.
Latos has talent and seems to be settling in to his new environment and not getting too rattled by playing in a park that you could probably fit two of inside Petco and still have room leftover.
"It's an amazing feeling to finally do something good after the trade," Latos said.
yeah, i'd say he was probably feeling it. hopefully he feels some weight off his shoulders now and he can start to breathe. his home numbers have been good, and aside from some bullheadedness, he's shown to have great stuff so far... keep trusting in hanigan, execute execute execute, and he'll be there at the end.
I saw something different. He was not pouncing around the mound like a mad bull in a bull fight like he has so far. He seemed calm cool and collected. Confident is another word I would use to describe him last night. Keep it up Latos.
Just for accuracy's sake, Latos fanned Braun in that first at-bat (and also the third at-bat) with high hard stuff.
I guess from the vantage point upstairs in 426 it would be difficult to tell. Every pitch would seem to be "down" so to speak.
Only in Braun's last at-bat did Latos work him over with sliders and Braun looked just lost flailing away at the third strike.
It was a masterful performance.